IT & Intellectual Property

India has kept pace with the prolific changes in Information Technology globally and, in many cases, has been at their very forefront. These changes have seen the creation of new and amended laws, as businesses driven by innovation, create new strategic assets and brands, and strive pro-actively to protect them.

DSK Legal has marched alongside these rapid changes in this converging industry. Our multi-disciplinary team is recognized for its work in technology transfers, e-commerce, m-commerce, biotechnology and bioinformatics, and in particular, for its ability to identify and work around potential risks involving data. The Firm has also won accolades for being able to identify for its clients the next generation of copyrightable and patentable material and to develop the necessary strategy for their protection.

DSK Legal’s clients include IT start-ups, technology developers, service providers, consultants and organisations using critical technology to support and add value to their businesses.

The Firm works seamlessly with international lawyers or consulting firms to enable a single point of contact with their client.

Our Intellectual Property practice covers:

  • Assistance in identifying, protecting and leveraging business critical IP assets, thereby increasing their valuation and ensuring their protection and efficient exploitation.
  • Registration and prosecution of Trademarks, Designs, Copyright, Geographical Indications.
  • Assistance in negotiating transaction documents.
  • Managing Trademark portfolios.
  • Intellectual Property due diligence and brand audits.
  • Licensing and assignment of Intellectual Property.
  • Strategy for the creation of a bouquet of IP rights for the protection of clients’ intellectual output.
  • IP litigation covering the gamut of Intellectual Property Rights before courts and specialized tribunals in India.
  • Advice on offering IP as security.

Our Information Technology practice covers:

  • Legal audits and due diligence.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating development, support, and maintenance agreements, licensing, reseller, and distribution agreements, outsourcing and services agreements, website design, hosting and maintenance agreements.
  • Advice on legal issues relating to email and internet risk management, data and systems security, data mining and data protection, hacking and cyber crimes.
  • Drafting, reviewing and advising on legal issues relating to website acceptable use policy, privacy policy.
  • Domain name registration and transfer.
  • Advice on legal issues relating to biotechnology and bioinformatics.
  • Advice on legal issues relating to e-commerce, m-commerce and technology aspects of Banking, Financial Services and Insurance businesses.
  • Legal advice on Technology Transfer project.
  • Corporate Advisory Services to technology companies, including transaction support services.

DSK Legal also provides legal advice on issues relating to Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Employment, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Litigation & Arbitration, Media & Entertainment, Real Estate, Shipping, Tax and Transaction Support.